Dr Rajendra Baikady is a Social Work educator and researcher. He is the winner of Golda Meir Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2019-2020) and Confucius Studies Understanding China Fellowship (Post-Doctoral Research) at Shandong University Peoples Republic of China (2018-2019). Baikady was one among the 20 selected candidates for the Short Term Research Award (STRA) by the Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan and conducted research at National Chengchi University Taiwan during June- July 2018. Dr Baikady was awarded the prestigious INLAKS foundation Research Travel Grant 2015 and Indian Council of Social Science Research, Collect Data abroad Scholarship- 2015 for conducting his research at Shandong University, China. He published nearly 15 per reviewed research paper and 29 book chapters. His most recent books (co-edited) are- Social Welfare Policies and Programmes in South Asia (Routledge), Building Sustainable Communities-Civil Society Response in South Asia (Palgrave Macmillan), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Work Education (Palgrave Macmillan), Social Welfare in India and China- A comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan) and Social Work Education in Global South (Palgrave Macmillan). He is co-editing the Journal Special issue of ‘Social Work and Society’ (to be published in 2020) and also has on-going international collaboration with researchers from China, Israel, Japan, Slovenia and South Africa. Presently he is at Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel and conducting research under the supervision of Prof John Gal. his on-going projects are ‘Routledge handbook of Field Work Education in Social Work’, Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the Global South’ and Routledge Handbook of Social problems.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Social Work Education, Social Welfare, and Comparative Studies in Social Work, International Social Work, Civil Society, Mental Health Education, Peace studies, Child Rights, Curriculum development, Course development, Poverty studies